Carson Wentz breaks Philadelphia Eagles’ single-season TD record, leaves game with injury
Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams, 2017 NFL Week 14
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- Update: Carson Wentz was ruled out of the game with a left knee injury.
LOS ANGELES — Carson Wentz carved out a significant spot in the Philadelphia Eagles’ record books Sunday, but he left the field with an apparent injury after he did it.
The second-year quarterback tossed his 33rd touchdown pass of 2017 on a three-yard strike to Alshon Jeffery in the third quarter against the Rams, setting a franchise single-season record. Sonny Jurgensen set the previous high mark of 32 back in 1961.
The score came on a fourth down and allowed the Birds to regain a 31-28 lead in a matchup of NFC contenders. Wentz, though, might have been hurt earlier in the drive — he absorbed a few big hits on the possession and limped into a blue medical tent on the sideline to undergo evaluation.
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He walked off the field and into a tunnel at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after emerging from the tent, and backup Nick Foles began taking snaps from center Jason Kelce on the sideline.
Foles, a sixth-year veteran, has experience starting in Philadelphia, but it’ll be a tall task for the Eagles to make up for the potential absence of Wentz, whose 33 touchdown passes leads the NFL.
It seemed as though Wentz come up limping after he dove into the end zone and took several hits on a play that was negated by a Lane Johnson holding penalty. The touchdown throw to Jeffery came four snaps later.
We’ll provide more updates as they come.